Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 232209

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
309 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Dry weather comes to an end as a series of fronts
moves through the area Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered showers
and isolated storms will be possible both days. The associated upper
level trough will finally exit the area late Friday with dry and
warmer weather returning for the weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Friday. A cold front will sweep
across the state associated with an upper level trough that will
be descending from the north. The front moves into Humboldt
county mid morning and moves east through the afternoon/evening.
Temperatures look to still reach into the 80s prior to the frontal

Expect showers and isolated thunderstorms along this front. A re-
enforcing front moves through on Thursday with additional showers
and isolated storms across eastern Nevada. Expect temperatures to
be 10 degrees cooler from Wednesday.

Friday. The associated upper level trough will finally move
through the area with a few showers still possible in
northeastern Nevada. Temperatures will be slightly cooler but
still near normal.

.LONG TERM...Friday night through Tuesday. Upper ridge building
into the region will bring dry weather along with above normal
temperatures through the period. Highs mostly in the 70s Saturday
warming into the mid 70s to the mid 80s by Tuesday.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions all terminals next 24 hours with winds
mostly under 10 kts.


.HYDROLOGY...The lower Humboldt River from Battle Mountain
downstream past Winnemucca will remain in minor to moderate flood
stage for the foreseeable future. Water levels are running high on
many other creeks and streams. Warmer temperatures through Wednesday
will increase high elevation snowmelt and runoff. 10 to 15 degrees
of cooling Thursday and Friday will help slow snowmelt, but
warming back up next weekend.




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